Cuisine: Asian, International, South Asian
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20
Ranked: #3 of 92 restaurants in London

Scott Hallsworth, the culinary legend behind Nobu, is back with a dazzling new restaurant in London’s West End.

With the menu centred around sharing plates, it’s only natural that the restaurant’s interior should reflect this community feel. The long tables create an informal atmosphere and a distinctly ‘market’ feel with groups of people mixing and matching different plates of delicious grub.

Specialising in sharing plates from all around Asia, Freak Scene captures the very best Asian flavours and gives them an unexpected twist. Loch Duart Salmon Sashimi Pizza? Yes, that’s on the menu along with other exquisite fish dishes and a range of plates that combine bold flavours guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling.

There is a small but carefully considered drinks menu, chosen especially to compliment your food. The majority of wines on offer originate from Australia, New Zealand or South Africa and there are perfectly blended cocktails to suit any taste. And what is a Japanese dish without Sake? With two on offer, it’s a full cultural experience at Freak Scene.

So, step into this slice of Asia in central London. You’d better like sharing your food!

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Freak Scene
54 Frith Street
Soho
London W1D 4SL

Open Hours:
Mon: 6am till 10.30pm
Tue - Sat: 12pm till 11pm
Sun: 12pm till 5pm

Phone: 02077 346370
Website: www.freakscene.london

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Ranked: #3 of 92 restaurants in London 3
Freak Scene
Location: Soho
Cuisine: Asian, International, South Asian
Mains: £10-£20

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The food was great! We tried a mix of things and all were delish. Our favourite was the black cod tacos. I would definitely come back here.

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Kate Shepherd

Delicious food, good service - will definitely be back!

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Great food and service, good interaction with the chefs and staff!!

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We had a wonderful dinner, really great place with delicious meals and the bar seating made it fun.

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Jay Selby

Fantastic all round. Personally I love the sharing style and bar seating arrangement so I can see the chefs at work. All the food was great, all the staff were friendly and the manager was super efficient and on top of everything. Order the artichoke chopsticks for sure!!!

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Food was great and service was very attentive and friendly! Our favourites were the cod fish tacos, miso aubergine and the chicken fried chicken! Its the perfect place for a catch up with friends over great food and creative drinks.

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Catriona Middleton

Absolutely cracking meal. We honestly felt like robbers with the savings provided by booking through First Table!

We were greeted immediately, sat down and received good attentive service for our whole meal.

The food itself was excellent, star dish was the 'Chicken Fried Chicken'. I was also really impressed with the vegetarian dishes on offer- the cauliflower was stellar! Everything was beautifully cooked, it really reminded me of our recent trip to Japan! I personally don't drink alcohol, but my husband was very happy with the beer offerings.

We will be returning as a larger group to try and tackle the whole menu

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Natasha Gold

Really cool little place, with fun, engaging staff, a gorgeous cocktail menu and a really exciting sounding menu of small sharer plates. We ordered a selection based on recommendations from our waiter and the fact that one of us is gluten free. 3/7 dishes were amazing! 3/7 really good. 1/7 not so good. Overall a fab experience, can’t wait to go back!

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Fun, tasty, different and cool - a good night, thanks Freak Scene. Only downsides - service was a little shaky but new staff I think, awesome music playlist but very loud for 5:30 when it wasn't that busy...

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I think I know what my New Years resolution needs to be; to stop listening to waiters about how much food I should order! Another over order but my parents taught me well and I made sure nothing went to waste (not like I need to get in a bikini for a while ay). Been wanting to try @freaksceneldn for a while and I am a sucker for a restaurant where I can eat on a counter watching the chefs at work. What we ate: ⁣⁣
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- Beef fillet tataki with onion ponzu & garlic crisps⁣
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- Tempura shrimp buns with scotch bonnet mayo ⁣⁣
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- Miso black cod tacos with sushi rice and red chilli salsa⁣⁣
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- Chicken fried chicken with peanut soy and pickled cucumber⁣⁣
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- Robata grilled cauliflower with sesame ponzu, roasted almonds and pomegranate
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- Thai pork sausage buns with scotch bonnet mayo ⁣⁣
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I wasn’t overly enthused by either of the bun dishes to be honest and the mayo was too hot for me to take advantage of it which is probably necessary for the dishes to really work. The beef and cauliflower were the real highlights for me and would definitely order them again. They are currently on @firsttableuk with early sittings 50% off so I would definitely recommend taking advantage with a discount that big. It means over ordering is a bargain!

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Rachel Gordon

Delicious food! An array of flavours and textures that all worked amazingly together. The aubergine was our favourite, it was the perfect amount of sweet and salty with a bit of crunch to offset the smoothness of the uabergine itself. Thanks for a great night, we will definitely be back!

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Angela Jaques

We really enjoyed the concept of this restaurant with small sharing meals. Being vegetarians we had plenty of options to choose from which was great. The miso grilled aubergine was the stand out dish for us. Service was personal and attentive, they knew the menu expertly. Would have been nice to have a bit more time for dessert as we had to go to a show...I'd recommend it for guests with time to enjoy the relaxed nature of the service (food comes out in stages). Definitely recommend to others!

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Natalie Brittan

This hip Soho joint has an Asian-inspired menu that reads like a dream but leaves the taste buds a little underwhelmed. Nothing was horrible or inedible but there was just nothing Asian about it, just confusion. In fact many of the dishes could’ve passed for Tex Mex. Too many deep fried crispy cracker-themed dishes and sauces need more perfecting (cold puréed kimchi with some cheese sauce palmed off as kimcheese and jalapeño sauce could be more mayo-like), and the Hainanese chicken needed a less is more approach with the overpowering peanut and soy sticky sauce.
The sake butter foil baked mushrooms however were drop dead gorgeous (if a little heavy handed with the butter). And if there were udon noodles it would taste even better!
Nice concept, but needs to revisit Asian classics for some fresh inspiration and clarity

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Freak Scene is not your standard restaurant, you probably guessed this from the name. The walls are decorated with a variety of unobtrusive memorabilia. Which gives the place a relaxed and comfortable feel alongside the seating around the kitchen/bar. This would be a great choice for a date.

The food is all intented to be shared, and was incredible! We ordered three dishes at a time and between the two of us we had 9 dishes, each and everyone got us saying "omg this is goooood"

The crab and avocado wontons, the beef tataki, the black cod tacos and the short rib are must haves!

Though everything was so good that I'm planning to have everything I didn't manage to try this time.

If you like the look of the menu this restaurant is a must visit!

Also a big thank you to first table (special mention to Elliott Hannam) for helping with a little issue which was 100% my fault. Some of the best customer service I've ever received!

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Second visit to Freak Scene but first with First Table, excellent food, always have to resist ordering literally everything on the menu. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great spot in Soho

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Friendly and helpful staff, really enjoyed the atmosphere.
My partner and I were overheard discussing a side dish we were unsure of by a chef who promptly served us a complimentary taster and explained what the dish was, nice touch!

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